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Spring 2012


Curiosity never retires.


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at To learn more, contact 406.243.2905 or visit us online at

Welcome to the Time of Your Life! Initially funded by a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation, The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM (MOLLI) is a lifelong learning program for adult learners +50. MOLLI’s goal is to create an accessible and innovative learning environment so that active older adults from all backgrounds and levels of education may pursue learning. MOLLI builds on the rich resources of The University of Montana to offer its members an array of educational and social opportunities. As a MOLLI member you have the opportunity to: • • • • • • •

Take a broad array of courses with distinguished UM faculty, emeritus faculty, and other Missoula area teachers in a “no grade, no test” learning environment Keep active and enrich your life Meet new and interesting people Continue to learn and expand your horizons Explore new skills and develop new interests Travel and learn in new ways Stay mentally fit – and have fun

Membership is $20 per person and is renewable annually. Courses are $60 each. Some activities are free to members while others have a small fee. The benefits of membership include: • Access to the UM library • Special member only events • Special “MOLLI only” parking permits during the MOLLI term • 10% discount at the UM bookstore for textbooks and art supplies for MOLLI courses

“[MOLLI is] ...a new way to experience my world!” ~MOLLI member

MOLLI Council Members

Cynthia Aten Ann Boone Rafael Chacón Gladys Considine Charlotte Hay Margaret Johnson Patrick Mahoney Dennis O’Donnell Ray Risho Herbert Swick Burke Townsend Glenn Wood Marta York Janie Spencer, Director Roger Maclean, Dean, School of Extended & Lifelong Learning Our Valued Partners

The Missoula Symphony and Chorale spectrUM Discovery Area UM President’s Lecture Series The Springs Retirement Community First Night Missoula Montana Museum of Art and Culture International Wildlife Film Festival

Table of Contents Support MOLLI 2 Course Overview 3 Course Listings Fine Arts Looking at Dance 4 Let’s Act Up Some More! 4 Creativity & the Natural World: Connecting the Mysterious & the Mundane 4 Journaling Missoula’s Springtime Native Plants 5 Cuisine Artistry: The Global Kitchen 5 Why Music Matters: An Exploration of Music & Meaning 5 Ready or Not, Welcome to the Digital Age: From Communication Concept to Cultural Revolution 5

Humanities A Quick and Breezy Reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses 6 Guilt, Madness, & Grace in Shakespeare’s Macbeth & King Lear 6 Prophets in the Biblical World 7 Korea: The Land of Many Contradictions, Not the “Land of Morning Calm” 7 Reading the Short Story 7 Arts of Death: Art, Literature, & the Dying Process 8 Historical Intersections; The Irish in America, 1845-1930 8

Current & Political Affairs The Arab Spring The Federalist Papers

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Natural & Social Sciences Montana CSI- Sex, Drugs, Guns, and Dirt: The Real Crime Lab 10 The Power of Numbers 10 Conservatives, Liberals & the Free Market in conjunction with the President’s Lecture Series The Great Financial Crisis and the Dismal Science 10

MOLLI Summer Adventures in Science: Connecting the Circle


General Information


Registration Form



Support MOLLI In the past years, your membership in MOLLI has meant much more than just taking interesting courses. Your tax-deductible donations support: • Tuition waivers for those in need • Operational support which includes the following: • MOLLI Summer Adventures in Science: Connecting the Circle science camp • Developing new courses • Providing honorariums for instructors • Presenting special member events

Support MOLLI

Our goal is to continue to build a sustainable MOLLI program. When you renew your membership or sign up for the Spring term, please consider making a donation by adding it to the registration form. Make sure to indicate tuition waiver or operation on your form.

Thank you for your support of lifelong learning!

Help Us Fill Up the “O” & Reach Our Goal! Your Donation is Needed to Support a Vibrant and Sustainable MOLLI Program!

“Thank you, MOLLI staff, for the scholarship you granted me to take this excellent class! By wading through Moby Dick I rediscovered my love of reading good literature.” ~MOLLI member



All Courses are in the Todd Building, UM unless otherwise noted.

April 12-May 17, 2012

9:00 am-10:30 am • Montana CSI—Sex, Drugs, Guns, & Dirt: The Real Crime Lab 11:00 am-12:30 pm • Let’s Act Up Some More! • A Quick & Breezy Reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses 1:00 pm-2:30 pm • Guilt, Madness, & Grace in Shakespeare’s Macbeth & King Lear • The Power of Numbers • Creativity & the Natural World: Connecting the Mysterious & the Mundane 3:00 pm-4:30 pm • Korea: The Land of Many Contradictions, Not the “Land of Morning Calm” • Prophets in the Biblical World [No class April 19; Make up May 24] 5:00 pm-6:30 pm • Journaling Missoula’s Springtime Native Plants [First Class: Todd Bldg; Following Classes: Pierce Prairie- near the office of the Missoulian]


April 13-May 18, 2012

9:00 am-10:30 am • Reading the Short Story [No Class April 20, Make- up May 25] • Cuisine Artistry: The Global Kitchen 11:00 am-12:30 pm • The Arab Spring 1:00 pm-2:30 pm • Ready or Not, Welcome to the Digital Age: From Communication Concept to Cultural Revolution • Arts of Death: Art, Literature, & the Dying Process [No Class, May 11; Make-up: Undergraduate Research Symposium on Death & Literature, Tentative Date: Wednesday, May 2, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm- Location TBA] • Why Music Matters: An Exploration of Music & Meaning [Music Building, Room 105, UM] 3:00 pm-4:30 pm • The Federalist Papers • Historical Intersections: The Irish in America, 1845- 1930 [Late Start Date: April 20-May 25]


April 11- May 23, 2012

6:00 pm-7:30 pm • Looking at Dance [No class April 25; Make up May 23]

Upcoming Events Grandparents and Grandchildren Summer Camp

MOLLI Summer Adventures in Science: Connecting the Circle To learn more go to page 11.

In Conjunction with the President’s Lecture Series

The Great Financial Crisis & the Dismal Science James K. Galbraith Thursday, April 26, 8:00 pm, University Theatre

Special Evening Course:

Conservatives. Liberals & the Free Market

Richard Barrett Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm, Todd Building, UM, April 12, 19, & May 3 To learn more see page 10.


Early Start

Course Overview

MOLLI Spring 2012 Course Listings Fine Arts Looking at Dance Joy French Evening Course, Wednesdays, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm, Todd Building, UM No class April 25; Make up class May 23. On April 18, class meets in the Todd Building at 6:00, followed by a performance at the PAR/TV building at 7:30.

Fine Arts

For dance enthusiasts and admirers! We will be taking a journey through the history and culture of concert dance to better understand and appreciate dance. This is not a movement class! Through watching videos and discussing the history of different styles and eras, you will gain a deeper appreciation for the movers and shakers that have sculpted today’s dance world. Ever wondered how and why a dance is created? Now’s your chance to learn! In addition to watching videos in class, this course will kick off by attending a live performance at the UM Dance Department: Dance New Works. About the instructor: UM alumna Joy French completed a master of Fine Arts in Colorado before returning to Missoula. Steeped in a variety of dance styles, she splits her time between teaching at UM and developing her new dance company, Bare Bait Dance. Joy is excited to be teaching for MOLLI for the first time!

Let’s Act Up Some More! Margaret F. Johnson Thursdays, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Todd Building, UM At this stage of our lives, we are all actors at heart. Each week we will be doing a variety of easy acting and improvisation exercises designed to promote creativity, improve memory, and develop ease within the class and in front of a group. We will also be working on cuttings featuring James Thurber’s works and Delia Ephron’s How to Eat Like a Child, which hopefully will be presented on the last day. Theatrical experience isn’t necessary, but a sense of fun and laughter is.  Previous participants (all non-actors) have called the class “uproarious.”   About the instructor: Margaret Johnson was Sentinel High School’s drama director for 37 years. In 2010 she received a Montana Theater Education Association Lifetime Achievement Award. In September 2011 a second edition of The Drama Teacher’s Survival Guide was published along with her new book, The Drama Teacher’s Survival Guide #2. She continues blogging for Contemporary Drama, sharing her classroom experiences and working with MOLLI’s Program Committee.

Creativity & the Natural World: Connecting the Mysterious & the Mundane Lee Heuermann Thursdays, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Todd Building, UM What is creativity and how do we perceive it? Have you wondered if you are creative at heart, but never had the chance to explore your creative impulses? Often, through the simple act of slowing down and paying attention, we discover something that has gone unnoticed. In this class, participants will look at the impact of the natural world on their own creative process and will learn to enhance their ability to pay attention. Through self-reflection, improvisation/play, mindfulness practices, journaling and discussion, we will focus on developing creative instincts by listening to ourselves and the world around us. About the instructor: Lee Heuermann is on the faculty at The University of Montana Music Department and The Wilderness and Civilization Program, where she has taught such classes as “Sound in the Natural World,” “Composition” and “Women in Music.” Heuermann’s most recent compositions include “Ridge of Blue Longing,” for which she was the 2011 recipient of the Judith Lang Zaimant Prize from the International Alliance for Women in Music. Additionally, she has collaborated with Amy Ragsdale’s Headwaters Dance Company. As a singer, she specializes in contemporary music and experimental jazz. Heuermann has a doctorate in composition from Stony Brook University and a master’s degree from the Yale School of Music.


Journaling Missoula’s Springtime Native Plants Nancy Seiler Evening Course, Thursdays, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm First Class: Todd Bldg; Following Classes: Pierce Prairie-near the office of the Missoulian. Map and directions provided at the first class meeting. Learn to observe, document, and draw Missoula’s beautiful springtime native plants. Each week we’ll go to Pierce Prairie, an abundant native plant location near the office of the Missoulian, to observe the rapid changes of blooming native plants (in classroom if raining). Nancy will show you how to start a journal page and draw plants from observations and through step-by-step instruction. Students should be able to walk a short distance and kneel down to view plants. All students will receive a Montana Native Plants poster designed and illustrated by Nancy for The Missoula County Weed District in 2010. Start a journal and have fun! About the instructor: Nancy Seiler is a local graphic designer, botanical illustrator and fine artist. After receiving her botanical illustration certification from Denver Botanic Gardens in 2002, she began teaching botanical illustration and nature journaling at The Montana Natural History Center, Yellowstone Association Institute and MOLLI. See samples of her work at

Cuisine Artistry: The Global Kitchen Ray Risho Fridays, 9:00-10:30 am, Todd Building, UM

About the instructor: Ray Risho, founder of the celebrated Perugia Restaurant and an independent scholar and chef, has spent a lifetime of travel studying global cuisine. He has presented hundreds of popular teaching dinners featuring classic menus from around the world and given workshops and cooking demonstrations around Western Montana. In 2008 the Missoula Cultural Council awarded Ray and his wife Susie the Cultural Achievement Award for supporting the arts and enhancing the quality of life in Missoula.

Why Music Matters: An Exploration of Music & Meaning James Randall Fridays, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Music Building Room 105, UM We’ve all experienced music’s power to affect us emotionally, often in profound ways. This course explores why and how that happens. As a class, we’ll discover what the fields of psychology, ethnomusicology, and neuroscience have to say about how music communicates meaning, and we’ll see how composers, political leaders, filmmakers, and advertisers use music in contemporary society to manipulate our emotions, our beliefs and our purchases. About the instructor: James Randall is Associate Professor of Music History at The University of Montana, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in world music, classical music and musical theatre. His research interests include the musicals of Jerome Kern and early jazz.

Ready or Not, Welcome to the Digital Age: From Communication Concept to Cultural Revolution Mark Shogren Fridays, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Todd Building, UM Remember when you called your relatives once in a while to check on their status, or grabbed a telephone book to look up a local business? Remember when there were only 3 channels on TV plus UHF?  These are just a few of the


Fine Arts

Travel on a global culinary adventure as Ray Risho explores  the importance of cuisine as a defining imprint of culture, with a focus on the flavors of the Middle East and the Mediterranean Basin. Learn how the raw materials of food translate into cuisine and art, and how mediums carry flavor. Explore the world’s spice cupboards, pantries and cooking techniques. Emphasis will be given to cuisine as the “gateway to culture” and to “gastro-diplomacy,” the role of cuisine in peace making, conflict resolution, negotiation and betrayal.  A concluding cooking demonstration will reveal how a singular cooking technique can act as an integrating and defining aspect of the global kitchen.  

places where the Internet has radically changed our habits and interactions making the world smaller, flatter and more transparent. Many of these changes have been happily embraced and easily absorbed into our lives, and for most of us, has been a convenience that has brought us closer to our relatives and long lost friends.  But for some of us the speed and rate of change has left us feeling left behind or disconnected. How did it all start, where do we go from here, will we fit in? About the instructor: After working professionally as a freelance cinematographer and filmmaker, Mark Shogren moved to Montana in 2006 to head the undergraduate digital filmmaking area in the innovative School of Media Arts. Mark’s collaboration as cinematographer with his fellow media arts faculty has resulted in several short films including the short film, Be Again (2011 winner best cinematography and best made in Montana film, Montana Cine International Film Festival).



A Quick and Breezy Reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses John Hunt Thursdays, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Todd Building, UM Textbook: Ulysses by James Joyce Ulysses is a famously difficult novel, but it is also extraordinarily playful and fun. Can one read it with enjoyment and comprehension without consulting thousands of notes? The instructor does not know the answer to this question, but wants to find out. It is recommended that you have read the novel but you can rely on the instructor to supply background information and interpretation as needed (and desired). If it’s feasible to read through the whole book, we will. If not, we’ll lower our sights and take what we can get. The point is to have fun, and to give every participant a path into a book that too many people have tried unsuccessfully to read on their own. About the instructor: John Hunt is a professor of English at The University of Montana. He teaches medieval and Renaissance literature, focusing particularly on Dante, Shakespeare and the “metaphysical” poetry of John Donne and his followers. He also has a passion for the works of James Joyce, particularly Ulysses. Visit his website,

Guilt, Madness & Grace in Shakespeare’s Macbeth & King Lear Robert Pack Thursdays, 1:00-2:30 pm, Todd Building, UM Textbooks: Required: MacBeth by Shakespeare and King Lear by Shakespeare (professor recommends Cambridge Ed.) In this seminar we will closely examine Shakespeare’s Macbeth and King Lear. We will scrutinize these plays from several points of view as appropriate to the plays themselves, sometimes mythological, sometimes Darwinian, sometimes Freudian, but always in terms of each play’s own major themes and imagery. Our readings will maintain awe for Shakespeare’s genius and his humanity. About the instructor: Robert Pack is a Distinguished Senior Visiting Professor, University of Montana, Professor Emeritus Abernethy, Middlebury College, Emeritus Director of the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and an author of over twenty books of poetry and literary criticism, including books on Frost and Stevens.     

“Great, stimulating classes…energized my whole life!” ~MOLLI member


Prophets in the Biblical World Nathaniel Levtow Thursdays, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Todd Building, UM No class April 19; make up class May 24. Recommended Textbooks: New Revised Standard Version Bible (English translation); and The Prophetic Literature by David L. Petersen This course will explore the biblical idea of prophecy and the role of prophets in the ancient world from modern literary and historical perspectives. We will discuss the books of the prophets in the Bible and the phenomenon of prophecy in ancient times. We will also discuss how Israelite prophecy was received within the traditions of ancient Judaism and early Christianity.

Korea: The Land of Many Contradictions, Not the “Land of Morning Calm” Young-ee Cho Thursdays, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Todd Building, UM Recommended Textbooks: Still Life with Rice by Helie Lee; Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood by Richard E. Kim; and Brother One Cell by Cullen Thomas Korea, a nation that was once one people with the same language and history, has become a land of seemingly insoluble contradictions, from the economic and cultural miracles of the South to the failed state of the North. We will begin by looking at the shared history of the South and the North focusing on the Japanese occupation of Korea between 1911 and 1945 as well as the Korean War in the early 1950s. We will investigate how historical legacies and war experience shaped Korean education, where ninety six percent of the college age population is enrolled in higher education, but where educators and parents are worried that all this success has turned into a kind of problem: education fever. About the instructor: Young-ee Cho has a doctorate from The University of Montana. Her dissertation, “The Diaspora of Korean Children: A Cross-Cultural Study of Educational Crisis in Contemporary South Korea” explores the historical and cultural background of Korean education. Dr. Cho co-directed the National consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) seminars for public school teachers in Montana from 2006 to 2008 and led the NCTA study tour to Japan and Korea in 2008. She frequently gives guest lectures in classes at The University of Montana.

Reading the Short Story David Allan Cates Fridays, 9:00 am-10:30 am, Todd Building, UM No Class: April 20, Make up class: May 25 We will read short stories by masters and discuss the shape and structure of this relatively new literary form. How does it work? What is its subject, its territory, and its history? How does it relate to other forms of storytelling? What does it tell us about what it means to be a human being? What does it tell us about our culture? How does it give us something we need? The goal is for students to have a deeper understanding of how these little masterpieces work, with the purpose of being moved by their elegance and appreciating their beauty. About the instructor: David Allan Cates is the author of the novels Hunger in America, X out of Wonderland and Freeman Walker. He’s published twenty short stories in literary magazines and his non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times and Outside Magazine. He is the executive director of Missoula Medical Aid and leads medical teams to work in impoverished areas of Honduras.



About the instructor: Dr. Levtow was a residential fellow at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem during the spring semester of 2011. Before joining the UM faculty in 2006, he was a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh and a doctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the Albright Institute. His recent book, Images of Others: Iconic Politics in Ancient Israel, examines the political aspects of iconoclasm in ancient Israel and Mesopotamia. His current research investigates the production and destruction of scrolls and inscriptions in antiquity.

Arts of Death: Art, Literature & the Dying Process Ashby Kinch Fridays, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Todd Building, UM


No Class, May 11; Make-up class: Undergraduate Research Symposium on Death & Literature, Tentative Date: Wednesday, May 2, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm; Location TBA. Textbook: “The Death of Ivan Ilych” by Tolstoy (Penguin Classics, 2008); and As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner (Vintage Paperback, 1985) This course will explore some basic ideas about the history of attitudes toward death and dying as expressed in art and literature. We will begin with discussions of late medieval art and literature, focusing on the way late medieval society cultivated an “art of death” (ars moriendi) as a means of mediating the anxieties of final passing. We will then turn to representative works of art, poetry, and short fiction to examine more contemporary attitudes toward death. While I will propose readings for the first two weeks, I will work with the group to cater later readings to the interests of the class. About the instructor: Ashby Kinch is Assistant Professor of Medieval Literature in the English Department at The University of Montana. His fields include late medieval literature, late medieval death art and the history of lyric poetry. Recent publications include essays on neuroscience and literature, as well as a book-in-progress entitled The Mediating Image of Death in Late Medieval England.

Historical Intersections: The Irish in America 1845-1930 David Emmons Fridays, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Todd Building, UM Late Start Date: April 20-May 25 We will explore the ways that events, attitudes and policies in Ireland influenced American history as surely as events, attitudes and policies in America influenced Irish history. Between 1845 and 1940 Irish American historical lines intersected—or collided—in large measure because Irish immigrants to America never lost their sense of being exiled and displaced Irish. They were not Irish-Americans but Irish in America—an identity with obvious relevance to the current discussion of immigration. Particular attention will be paid to: Irish assimilation [or lack thereof], the Irish effect on American foreign policy, Irish leadership of American labor unions, anti-modernism in both Ireland and American, and the American influence on Irish nationalism. About the instructor: Professor of History Emeritus Dave Emmons presently at UM, joined the History Department in 1967 and retired in 2004. He is the author of three books: Garden in the Grasslands (1969), The Butte Irish (1989) and Beyond the American Pale (2010). He intends this course to serve as a sounding board for his next project.

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Current & Political Affairs The Arab Spring Mehrdad Kia Fridays, 11:00-12:30 pm, Todd Building, UM Focusing on the courses for the recent revolution and uprisings in the Arab world and their impact on the United States and Europe, this course will examine how a new Middle East and North Africa can emerge if these revolutions succeed in overthrowing the existing autocratic regimes in the region.

The Federalist Papers Ron Perrin Fridays, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Todd Building, UM Textbook: The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States by Robert Scigliano. We will read and discuss selections from the 85 commentaries of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, written to explain and support the U.S. Constitution during the ratification process. The matter of what might have been the intent of the Founders remains a contentious issue in American politics. Within this context it is helpful to give renewed attention to their accounts of the respective roles of the national and state governments, the role of the federal judiciary, the nature of militias, the difference between republican and democratic governance, and the separation of powers. About the instructor: Ron Perrin has taught for 41 years in the Departments of Philosophy, Political Science, and at the Davidson Honors College at The University of Montana. He is the author of one book and numerous essays in political philosophy and ethics. He is a former chair of the Montana Committee for the Humanities and member of the Board of Directors of the National Federation of State Humanities Councils. His academic awards include a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, Distinguished Teaching Award and Visiting Fellowship at the University of Virginia. He is a 2011 recipient of the Governor’s Humanities Award.

“I can’t think of a more exciting way to spend an afternoon!”

~MOLLI member Behind the Scenes at the Symphony


Current & Political Affairs

About the instructor: Mehrdad Kia received his masters (1980) and his doctorate (1986) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cornell College before coming to the University of Montana in 1989. He has studied the intellectual history of nineteenth-century and early twentiethcentury Iran, the Ottoman Empire and Transcaucasus. He has published extensively on the emergence of a new Muslim intelligentsia that focused primarily on issues of political modernization, socio-economic reform and the relationship between the Islamic world and the West. Mehrdad Kia has won several teaching awards at The University of Montana, including in 1997 the Distinguished Teacher of the Year and in 1999 the Most Inspirational Teacher of the Year. In 2000, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education honored Professor Kia as one of the U.S. Professors of the Year.

Natural & Social Sciences Montana CSI—Sex, Drugs, Guns & Dirt: The Real Crime Lab Ray Murray Thursdays, 9:00 am-10:30 am, Todd Building, UM

Natural & Social Sciences

Recommended Textbook: Evidence from the Earth: Forensic Geology and Criminal Investigation by Raymond C. Murray Do you watch CSI, Forensic Files, the nightly news? Do you read crime novels? Or just plain wonder what really goes on in the crime lab? Here is your chance to find out. Six of the best, five from the Montana State Crime Lab (MSCL), want to share with you the real world of physical evidence collection, examination and court presentation. The course consists of six lectures covering such evidence as firearms identification, bomb, gun and drug chemistry, DNA and biological materials, finger prints, medical examination and soils. About the instructors: Lynette Crego, MSCL, Annalivia Harris, MSCL, Walter Kemp, MSCL, Connie Muller – MSCL, Ray Murray – Forensic Geologist and Joseph Pasternak – MSCL.

The Power of Numbers Rebecca Bendick Thursdays, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Todd Building, UM Numerical competence is as fundamental to our modern society as literacy, but it gets much less attention. Numbers, mathematics, and quantitative reasoning underpin almost all of the decisions and debates that face us every day at every level. This class will explore issues where quantitative understanding is central, such as federal budgets, the financial meltdown and recovery, medicine and epidemiology, risk, political polls and statistics, and new scientific discoveries. In the process, we will develop tools and tricks for using numbers skillfully, comfortably and powerfully. If you hate and/or fear math, or if you love it, this is a class for you. About the instructor: Rebecca Bendick is an Associate Professor of Geophysics at The University of Montana. She has published both scholarly and popular materials about natural disasters, tectonic processes, climate change, the ethics of scientific discoveries and the role of scientific information in our society. She works all over the world, especially in Asia, Africa and North America, on geophysics research and on communicating new discoveries to nonscientific audiences. She teaches courses on geology, geophysics, quantitative reasoning and scientific philosophy to graduate and undergraduate students.

Conservatives, Liberals & the Free Market Richard Barrett Evening Course In Conjunction with the President’s Lecture Series, The Great Financial Crisis & the Dismal Science with James K. Galbraith, Thursday, April 26, at 8:00 pm, UC Ballroom Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm, Todd Building, UM April, 12, 19, & May 3 Textbook: The Predator State by James Galbraith, The Free Press, 2008. In preparation for Prof. Galbraith’s Presidential Lecture, we will examine in detail a number of economic doctrines that once were central to conservative thought—faith in free markets, monetarism, supply side macroeconomic policy, balanced budgets, distribution of income based on productivity and free trade. In his 2008 book The Predator State, Professor Galbraith argues that American conservatives have largely abandoned these doctrines while liberals continue to embrace them. We will discuss Galbraith’s analysis of their demise in conservative thought. About the instructor: Richard Barrett is a Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Montana. While at the University he taught, among other courses, macroeconomics, money and banking, international trade and environmental economics. His research concerned structural changes in the economies of the Mountain West and their impacts on income and earnings. He currently serves in the Montana House of Representatives.


Volunteer Opportunity Classroom Facilitators for Spring 2012 Term Please consider joining our support team of classroom facilitators for the Spring 2012 term. From introducing the instructor to distributing and collecting evaluations, our classroom facilitators help ensure courses run smoothly.

If you are interested in this opportunity, fill out a brief survey at or contact the MOLLI office at 406.243.2905.

MOLLI Summer Adventures in Science: Connecting the Circle Grandparents: bring your 6-12 year old grandchild to UM and learn from each other with scientific exploration in both classroom & field experience. The fun begins with an opening science show, after which participants will go to their chosen learning path. Previous years learning paths have included learning about incredible edible bugs, bees, bones & stones, gardening & nutrition, explosive chemistry, and robotics! The summer camp committee is hard at work making plans for next summer’s camp. Visit our website at in the coming months for camp dates and updated information. [Grandparent relationship optional – learning teams are made up of one +50 adult and one 6-12 year old child]

The 2011 Connecting the Circle summer camp was a huge success with 139 participants.

“It’s a great experience for both generations.”

~MOLLI member Summer Adventures in Science Camp


MOLLI Upcoming Events

Facilitators must be registered, paid, and currently attending the class they will assist with. Facilitators must be available for the full term and attend a brief orientation. Facilitators will be selected on a first-come, firstserved basis.

General Information Membership Dues $20 per person annually

MOLLI is pleased to offer the following special!

Course Fees $60 per course plus fees when applicable

Spring Special Take two spring courses for only $100. This is a 33% savings on your second course!

How To Register

Please note the discount is for one participant enrolling in two courses.

General Information

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Hand deliver your form to the UM Campus, Todd Building, adjacent to the UC.

About the Costs of MOLLI

Mail the registration form to: The University of Montana, School of Extended & Lifelong Learning, MOLLI, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812 Fax your registration form to 406.243.6224

Course Location

With a few exceptions, most courses are held in the Todd Building on the UM campus, adjacent to the University Center.

Financial Assistance

Tuition waivers are available to ensure everyone +50 has the opportunity to engage in lifelong learning. To learn more call 406.243.2905.

MOLLI Gift Cards

MOLLI membership and/or course gift cards are wonderful presents for family and friends. The cards are free with purchase of a gift membership ($20), or MOLLI course ($60), or both ($80). To learn more about giving the gift of learning call 406.243.2905.

Parking and Transportation Options

$25 Special MOLLI Parking Pass for April 12-May 25 ONLY. This pass is good for use in pay-by-hour and decal parking lots at UM. $12 Special MOLLI Six Day Pass is good for six individual days of parking on campus. This pass is good for use in pay-by-hour and decal parking lots at UM. To purchase a pass call 406.243.2905 or add it to your registration form. To learn more about where to park on campus go online to docs/parking.pdf or contact the MOLLI staff for a copy of the map. Please DO NOT park in RESERVED SPACES or your vehicle will be towed! 12

MOLLI tries very hard to keep costs at a minimum, so everyone can participate. However, we know that some people may need some help. Therefore, MOLLI is pleased to offer a tuition waiver program to ensure everyone +50 has the opportunity to engage in lifelong learning. This fund has been supported by donations from MOLLI instructors and generous members. To learn more about financial assistance through the MOLLI tuition waiver program, or if you would like to consider a gift to this fund so that others can enjoy learning, please call 406.243.2905.


Textbooks for MOLLI courses can be purchased at the UM bookstore at a 10% discount. They are available in the general books section.

Donations Your tax-deductible donation to MOLLI will go a long way in support of tuition waivers, special events and courses. To learn more, call 406.243.2905.

Bernard Osher Foundation The Osher Foundation seeks to improve quality of life through the support of lifelong learning institutes such as MOLLI. The Bernard Osher Foundation was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected businessman and community leader. The Osher Foundation has now funded more than 120 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes on campuses of colleges and universities from Maine to Hawaii. Funding for MOLLI is contingent upon membership growth goals, so membership matters. To learn more about The Bernard Osher Foundation visit online

Questions? The University of Montana School of Extended & Lifelong Learning, MOLLI 32 Campus Drive Missoula, MT 59812 406.243.2905 Fax 406.243.6224





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